Washington, 25 February 2021 (AFP) – Implementation of the new free trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico will be a “priority” for future US Trade Representative Katherine Tai, who wants to “rebuild international alliances and collaborations.” ” . “
Tai and Yale and Harvard graduates, born in 1974, will appear on the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday for confirmation as the new ambassadors for US trade policy.
He would succeed Robert Lighthizer in that highly influential position.
“I would make it a priority to implement and implement the renewed terms of our trade relations with Canada and Mexico,” according to his speech released on Wednesday to the Tai Senate.
Doe was instrumental in the development of new trade agreements between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC), negotiated by the Trump administration.
He then advised the Republican government on aspects related to labor law.
According to him, the treaty “represents an important stage in the reform” of his country’s trade strategy.
He said in his speech, “We must continue ambitious trade policies to gain strong bipartisan support (Democrats and Republicans).”
Following Biden’s will, Tai guarantees that it will rebuild coalitions and cooperation and with international institutions to “ensure the necessary reforms that allow the world to come together and face common threats such as climate change, pandemics and world recession” allows for.” Economy “.
“This duty of leadership is, of course, to overcome the challenges presented by China,” she says in her speech.
Nevertheless, Tai knows that the task will be difficult, as the Asian country is simultaneously “a rival, a business partner and an important player” that “Washington” will also need to face some global challenges.
Of Chinese descent, Tai, an expert in the Asian country and a lawyer specializing in trade, is one of the few personalities pointed out by Biden who has wide support.
Therefore the confirmation of your appointment to the post should be a mere formality.
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